Tata firm to design skill development courses

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 15:20 hrs

Bangalore, July 15 (IANS) Leading engineering services provider, Tata Technologies will make educational programmes to develop skills of engineers, students and faculty in partnership with Birla Institute of Technology & Services (BITS) at Pilani in Rajasthan.

"We will design and develop courses using our domain expertise and the educational methodology of BITS to benefit engineers, students and the industry," Tata Technologies global delivery president Gopinath Jayaraj said in a statement here Monday.

Under the partnership, the Tata firm will also contribute to the BITS industry interface programmes, including internships for students and skill sets for faculty refreshers.

"Industry relevant education, in collaboration with industry, has been at the heart of our educational philosophy. The multi-dimensional engagement with the Tata firm will grow in strength and be mutually beneficial," BITS deputy director G. Sundar said in the statement.

As part of the partnership, select employees of Tata Technologies will pursue a Masters Programme (MS) in automotive engineering at BITS and attend classes online through virtual classrooms from their workplace from August.

"The engineering services industry has huge demand for trained and experienced talent the world over. Our engineering & design, PLM (product lifecycle management and manufacturing IT domain knowledge will help in honing the skills of engineers and students," Jayaraj asserted.

The Pune-based Tata major helps manufacturing firms to design and build innovative products through its engineering services outsourcing and application of IT to product development and manufacturing enterprise process.

With 6,500 engineers, the 24-year-old company supports global clients through processes and tools to manage product development and the complete manufacturing ecosystem.

As a deemed university, with campuses at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Panjim in Goa and Dubai in the UAE, the four-decade-old BITS offers programmes in science, technology, pharmacy and management at degree and doctoral levels.

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